Anambra traders lose millions as fire guts shops

Goods and products worth millions of naira were destroyed when an early morning fire razed four shops in Anambra market today.

The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at Nkwo Market, Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The inferno, which occurred around 1.20 am, was reportedly caused by a power surge.

Two days ago, Anambra Commissioner for Spécial Duties, Hon Beverly Ikpeazu -Nkemdiche, had raised the alarm over incessant fire outbreaks in the State in récent time.

State Fire Chief, Dr. Martin Agbili, who confirmed the incident, said no life was lost in the inferno,

According to Agbili: “At about 0120hrs (1.20am) of Wednesday 21-02-2024, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at Nkwo Market, Umunze.

“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and gallant firefighters to the fire scene. We fought, controlled, and extinguished with the assistance of some traders and the public who came out at that incident time.

“The cause of the fire was unknown but suspected power surge. There was no casualty or loss of life during the fire incident but about four (4) shops were affected, mainly provision shops, plastic shop, and attachments shop.

“Always remember to switch off your electrical and electronics appliances when they are not in use to avoid power surge.”



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